Fix Python – Python non-greedy regexes

How do I make a python regex like “(.*)” such that, given “a (b) c (d) e” python matches “b” instead of “b) c (d”?
I know that I can use “[^)]” instead of “.”, but I’m looking for a more general solution that keeps my regex a little cleaner. Is there any way to tell python “hey, match this as soon as possible”?